School Sport: Redden Court earn praise

15:30 14 March 2014

Redden Court celebrate their Havering Cup win

Redden Court celebrate their Havering Cup win


Basketball squad hailed for Havering hat-trick

Action from the Havering Cup final at Drapers Academy SchoolAction from the Havering Cup final at Drapers Academy School

Redden Court’s year nine boys’ basketball squad drew praise from staff after completing a hat-trick of Havering Cup wins this week.

The Harold Wood pupils proved too strong for borough rivals St Edwards in the final at Drapers Academy, running out winners by a 65-40 margin.

And teacher Anthony Henry paid tribute to their efforts, saying: “The year nine boys have been instrumental in promoting the development of basketball at Redden Court. Some have now joined teams outside if school and are competing weekly.

“They have also been attending basketball practice for other year groups to help out and lead some coaching sessions.

“The next step is for some mixed aged training sessions to take place to really enhance the playing performance of some of our younger basketballers.

“We also hope our recent sporting achievements in Netball, football, rugby, volleyball and basketball as well as many others will help us to attract to most sporty students locally.”

Champions for the past two years, Redden Court added the under-14 title after a dominant second-quarter display.

The opening quarter was well contested, with Redden Court 18-10 up at the first break and they showed their strength in the next period to overpower Saints.

Redden Court restricted their rivals to just two more points, while scoring freely at the other end of the court to move 32-12 ahead by half time.

That left Saints with a mountain to climb in the second half and Redden Court were in no mood to let slip.

Drawing inspiration from their recent exploits in the National Cup, Redden Court continued to dominate and eventually secured victory by an emphatic 25-point cushion.

Captain Jed Roofe claimed the silverware on behalf of his teammates squad after the final buzzer and Henry said; “There were massive performances all over the court.

“The team have really pulled it together over the last few games and go into the next round of the National Cup with lots of enthusiasm and confidence.”

Redden Court, who are representing Essex on the national stage, are waiting to see who their next opponents will be, as they face the winners of a tie between Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire, which is due to be played on March 21.

Squad: Jed Roofe, Daniel Ogoro, Dan Parker, Steve Banham-Scott, Jack Duggins, Dan Francis, Charlie Haddon, Enock Sagonile, Connor Hartwell, James Sandon.


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